Boghossian Foundation – Villa Empain

Avenue Franklin Roosevelt / Franklin Rooseveltlaan, 67

1050, Brussels

The Villa Empain is a remarkable testament to the Art Deco movement. It was built at the beginning of the 1930s by architect Michel Polak under Baron Louis Empain’s initiative. Throughout its past as a private house, a museum, the USSR Embassy, and the headquarters of Luxembourgish television channel RTL. The Villa was partially destroyed and vandalized and abandoned in a deplorable state at the beginning of the 1980s. The Boghossian Foundation acquired the Villa Empain in 2006 and began working on its restoration. Today the Villa is a Centre for art and dialogue between the cultures of the East and the West; a space for encounters and special discoveries.

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